Rina Heyns

Rina Heyns

Lawyer

Biography

To Rina, litigation parallels her lifelong interest in sport—the results matter, and the results come easier when you prepare and when you’re willing to do the yards. Litigation challenges Rina in the same way that sport does. It’s about strategy, execution and being able to think on your feet. As Mike Tyson said, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”

Just as in sport, part of the equation with litigation is unpredictability, but that only means a litigator needs to put more effort into managing the variables they can manage. Also, unpredictability means the underdog always has a shot at getting the best result if they stay focussed.

And in litigation, as in sport, it’s possible to play hard and with integrity and kindness.